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Re: Using Jib and Genoa at the same time to create spinnaker
Thanks that is very helpful. Instead of two poles couldn't you just drop the main, secure it and then swing it out and use it as a pole for one of the sails, then use a whisper pole for the other sail? I didn't look too hard at all of the picture but I didn't see someone doing that yet.
Your boom wouldn't swing forward enough to be an effective 'pole' for a headsail when running - you could get the wider sheeting angle, but not clew stability.
Using a proper whisk
er(s) pole will work better..
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